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Mon Aug 19, 2019, 08:17 PM

UK's Johnson puts health service off limits in potential U.S. trade deal: report

Source: Reuters

BUSINESS NEWS AUGUST 19, 2019 / 7:23 PM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

UK's Johnson puts health service off limits in potential U.S. trade deal: report

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is putting the National Health Service (NHS) off limits in any trade deal with the United States, the Sun newspaper reported.

"The Prime Minister has asked me to underline that measures affecting the NHS, including service provision and drug pricing, cannot under any circumstances form part of an agreement with the United States," a letter from Johnson's senior staff to Trade Secretary Liz Truss's office said, according to the report. bit.ly/2ZfwdG2

The letter continued that there should be no internal discussion of the issues within the government. Johnson fears the Labour Party would use any suggestion that NHS access is up for grabs to its electoral advantage, the article said.

U.S President Donald Trump had said in June that Britainís public health service should be on the table in talks about a trade deal between the two countries after Brexit but later backtracked on his comments.

Reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru; Editing by Cynthia Osterman


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-usa-nhs/uks-johnson-puts-health-service-off-limits-in-potential-u-s-trade-deal-report-idUSKCN1V921N

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 08:35 PM

1. I wouldn't trust this guy..BJ, seems the EU can't either..

He only cares about his power..no deal Brexit must be stopped.....this is a great read..

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/19/the-guardian-view-on-preventing-no-deal-do-whatever-it-takes

From article above...

The letter continued that there should be no internal discussion of the issues within the government. Johnson fears the Labour Party would use any suggestion that NHS access is up for grabs to its electoral advantage

Don't talk about the NHS within the government..sound familiar????

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 02:20 AM

2. Johnson cannot be trusted. He is without moral compass.

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